What Is the Relationship Between Food Allergies and Probiotics?

food allergies
Photo Credit: Daniela Vladimirova

People with food allergies are always on the watch for what is and is not in their foods.  These allergies are an immune response and probiotics can play a role. 

A new study looked to see if a high dose probiotic (VSL#3) could reduce this immune response for peanut allergies.  The probiotic was given to mice who had peanut allergies and found it to modulate the immune response.

The study authors concluded, “Probiotics supplementation may represent an effective and safe strategy for treating food allergies in adult population.”

Mol Nutr Food Res. 2013

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  Research and nutritional information included is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease and should not be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. Consult your physician before initiating any new dietary or supplement program. References available by request.